Child on Pocket Bike Struck, Killed in SJ

A Friday night playing outside turned deadly for a San Jose child.

By Lori Preuitt
|  Saturday, Sep 15, 2012  |  Updated 9:08 AM PDT
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Child on Pocket Bike Struck, Killed in SJ

Extra police had to be called to the scene of the accident as more than 100 people gathered to see what had happened.

An 8-year-old child was struck and killed while playing outside his San Jose home Friday night.

San Jose police told NBC Bay Area that the child was riding on a motorized "pocket bike" and was coming out of a driveway when he was hit by a truck.

Police said the child was not wearing a helmet. 

This happened just before 8 p.m. in a busy South San Jose neighborhood. Police reported that more than 100 people gathered at the scene near Farm and Dow drives, near Highway 87.

The little boy, who has not been identified, was taken by ambulance to a nearby hospital where he died. Police said his parents were with him.

Police said the driver of the 2008 Chevrolet truck stopped and cooperated with investigators.

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